This is a very special recipe to me -- and I've given it a very special name. Mary Sattler was my mother. I remember Mom making this dip in the late 40's. We had it quite often -- Friday night's were "party nights". It was when my sisters and I were allowed to share a bottle of "Coke" (there were 4 of us, so we split 2 bottles of Coke). I'm sure Mom found this recipe somewhere -- she was not the type of person to create her own recipes. But I never actually saw her use a recipe -- not a measuring cup or spoon in sight. So I've done my best to come up with measurements that will give you the dip my family grew up loving.
Taken from a Taste of Home Cookbook and submitted by Chante Jones from Antioch, CA. This is one of their "blue ribbon" award winners. I have not tried them, but just from reading the recipe, I think I can almost taste why these received the blue ribbon! UPDATE: I made these are they are wonderful!!!
Found this in an old Taste of Home cookbook. Submitted by Kate Dampier. She says "My popular pinwheels wow guests at holiday parties. People like the smokiness of the ham and the sweet surprise of the cherries. I apreciate the make-ahead convenience the recipe offers." I haven't made these yet, but they sound awesome.
I had misplaced this recipe for years -- and was so thrlled to find it tucked away in one of my old, old cookbooks. This was a favorite of my kids when they were growing up. I've always made it with chicken, but a friend of mine used to substitute beef (I'm not sure what cut of meat she used).
Very convenient since this is put together the night before. I add a couple cups of diced ham to the casserole. You can also add crumbled, cooked bacon or some browned sausage. I tried to include this as "optional", but couldn't not get the recipe to publish.
A caterer who used to provide food for some of our working meetings at work used to make these -- because so many people would request them. She was kind enough to share her recipe with me. I'd love to give her credit -- I only recall her first name which was Laurie.